(Originally posted on Love the Learning.) By Jessica Hanson Embarking on a new journey to become the principal of an elementary campus has already had it’s highs and lows and I haven’t even started the school year yet. I have already been faced with tough decisions that required me to “Move people’s cheese” and “Dip […]
Building Trust – Delegate Results, Not T
(Originally posted on SchoolAdministrationMastery.com) By Sam Rangel I was listening to the EntreLeadership Podcast, and in the episode with Stephen M. R. Covey, Stephen talks about a topic that I believe is so crucial in a school environment – Trust. He has a new book out – The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That […]
The Speed of Innovation – David Steward
(Originally posted on One Administrator’s View.) By David Steward Recently, I was fortunate to engage in a chat on Twitter that accompanied a local district beginning to discuss innovation and change for their kids. The chat was extremely interesting (check out #ImagineSPS to see the discussion) and got me reflecting on change, innovation, and specifically […]
Redefining Time – Prioritize for Effecti
(Originally posted on Habits of Reflective School Leadership.) By Dan Fowler As school leaders, we constantly find ourselves trying to work more efficiently by multi-tasking the many responsibilities that consume the time in our day. We conduct classroom walk-throughs, manage discipline, respond to email, police the lunchroom, and the list of “to dos” goes on. […]
3 Administrative Non-Negotiables: How I ...
(Originally posted on Hallway Access.) By David Hochheiser School administrators bear the weight of myriad responsibilities. Our days are filled with diverse questions, interactions, scenarios and tasks. Some of these happen predictably and can therefore be planned for, but many realities in our purview present themselves organically, with little forewarning. Schools are living systems, hopefully […]
Getting Things Done – Breck Quarles
(Originally posed on A Principal Journey.) By Breck Quarels “Procrastination is attitude’s natural assassin. There’s nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task.” – William James I don’t know about you, but I tend to be a natural procrastinator. Thankfully, I’ve gotten better over the last few years, but summer seems to bring the procrastination monster […]
They Didn’t Teach Me That – Walter A. K
(Originally posted on Servant Principal.) By Walter A. Kozlowski I recently posted to Twitter that I was wondering whether Parking Lot Management should be a topic included in school administrator preparation programs. The comment seemed to resonate with a few people and it led me to thinking . . . what else do school administrators regularly […]
Steps to Upgrade your Hiring Process – D
(Originally posted on @DrMattParker) By Matt Parker As a school administrator, it is a source of stress and opportunity when a job comes open in a school (or any organization). We suffer from the loss of an employee, but we also have a chance to enhance our organization by gaining special attributes in a new […]
Ten School Leadership Lessons Inspired b...
(Originally Posted on Common Sense School Leadership.) By Christopher Wooleyhand The Godfather is arguably one of the best books and movies ever produced. While the violence associated with the film should never be glorified, there are many messages in the movie that can be used to inspire thoughtful leadership in education. My wife, Debbie, and […]
Goldilocks Leadership: A Balance of Hard...
(Originally posted on Communicate, Coach, Care: The Central Purpose) By Bethany Hill We all know that in order to be successful in roles where networking with others is a necessity, there must be a fine balance between using technical knowledge to know what needs to be accomplished along with the emotional intelligence regarding the people […]
Seven Questions to Guide Decisions of an...
(Originally posted on DavidGeurin.com) By David Geuring Over the years I’ve had some great mentors in education that have helped me to be a better decision-maker. I realize a leader’s decisions impact the school and the students. Therefore, I recognize the great responsibility I have to make wise and thoughtful decisions. Of course, I often […]